There’s something special about homemade desserts, with their fresh ingredients and warm texture, but that goes even further when it comes to treating your dogs. Admittedly, it’s possible your canine friends won’t know a fresh treat from one at the store, but you just might save some money while also ensuring the ingredients in your dogs’ treats are controlled, as with this recipe for honey apple oatmeal dog treats!
Ingredients for Honey Apple Oatmeal Treats
- 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour (sub: coconut, brown rice, or chickpea flour)
- 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey
- 1 large egg
- 1 large apple
Directions for Honey Apple Oatmeal Treats
- To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit on the Bake setting.
- Wash the apple, peel it, and then puree it to make applesauce. Note: Using fresh apples guarantees there won’t be any added sugars in your dog treats like xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the rolled oats, the water, the flour, the egg, and the apple puree. Then, stir in the Manuka honey.
- Roll the dough out to about a ¼-inch thickness, and then you can cut treats out using cookie cutters (preferably ones that are a good fit for the size of your dog’s mouth) or just cut the dough with a knife into any shapes you want. Once you’ve used up all the dough, move the treats to a nonstick pan.
- Bake the treats for about 20 minutes, but you can take them out earlier or later based on whether the treats have browned lightly on the bottom. Allow them time to cool before serving them to your dogs.
- These treats should last for one or two weeks when stored on your counter in an airtight container. If you want them to keep longer, you can always store them in your fridge for as much as two months or in your freezer for as much as eight months.
- Note: Remember that when it comes to dog treats, moderation must be used regardless of whether the treats are homemade or from the store. Also, try to avoid replacing regular meals with these treats.
- Note: You should also be aware of any allergies your dogs have. If you’re unsure, you can always speak with your vet prior to making homemade treats for your pups.
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